The Texas independent contractor agreement is a document used to convey the terms and conditions of a business relationship between an independent contractor and the individual/business that hired them. An independent contractor’s working status differs from that of an employee, according to state and federal employment laws and the IRS, in that they are hired temporarily to perform a particular service (or services) in exchange for compensation. Not only is this arrangement temporary, but the contractor is also in charge of their own taxes, workers’ compensation, insurance, and other key employment responsibilities. An independent contractor agreement will cover the details of the contractor’s status, as well as outline terms pertaining to duties, compensation, expenses, costs, equipment, confidentiality, etc.

Laws – No exact statutory definition; employment defined – § 201.041